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Old September 27 2013, 12:02 AM   #33
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Re: What do you think Kirk is having to sign for all the time?

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It's not a misuse; evidently it's a new use.

The Oxford English Dictonary, since September of 2011 has included this definition of literally:

"Used for emphasis or to express strong feeling while not being literally true: I have received literally thousands of letters.'"
That doesn't prove it's a correct use. It proves that even The Oxford English Dictionary is not always right.
I think you misunderstand: the OED is descriptive, not prescriptive.
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